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Sportiello’s father: “Marco had multiple try-outs with Inter”

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New Fiorentina glove man Marco Sportiello previously had trials at Inter during his youth, says his father Antonio.

According to Calciomercato.com, Fiorentina’s new keeper Marco Sportiello had a number of trials with Inter.

His father Antonio stated the Nerazzurri never had faith in his son and failed to give him a clear answer.

Marco would later join Atalanta in 1999, spending a few years on loan at various clubs before returning to Bergamo and breaking into the first team in 2013.

“He played a number of tournaments with Inter. They were all considered to be tryouts, but the club never gave us a clear answer. Then our friend Silvano Pezzali arrived. He took Marco to Bergamo and it took a small game in training [to convince them]. Angelo Messina and Coach Bonifacio immediately said they wanted to keep him.”

This season however has seen Etrit Berisha claim his spot, and due to clashes with Gasperini had been left out of the squad.

The 24-year old Italian will attempt to reclaim his first team spot at the Stadio Artemio Franchi with La Viola.